The playground/black top area is a Student ONLY zone from 8:15-8:30a.m. We ask that parents either drop their children off in the circle loop or seek street parking, walk them to the gates, and let them enter on their own. Thank you, in advance, for supporting this policy and helping to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

Please review the following excerpt from a letter from Mrs. Buck regarding school safety:

“We are a community and make it a priority to know all of our families, but on occasion we don’t recognize someone. We require ALL visitors, even family, to check in with our main office. We are working to ensure that any adult entering our campus is cleared by providing I.D. to be cleared through Megan’s Law (registered sex offenders) and have TB clearance. This is BUSD policy, and a safety measure. To that end, it is our intent to extend this practice to entering campus before school at 8:15 a.m. We are not able to monitor who is with our children from 8:15 – 8:30 with our current practices, and aim to remedy this unsafe practice to keep our students safe. We always want families to feel welcome, and all families will be welcomed at the main office.”

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The Benicia Unified School District is committed to providing accessibility for all. If you experience difficulty with the accessibility of any web pages or documents on our site, please contact us to request this information in an alternative format.


District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The Title IX coordinator for BUSD is the Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Khushwinder Gill.  She can be reached at 707-747-8300 or by emailing
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